Our Customers Tell Our Story
We all know what it feels like to experience great service. Whether you are dining out with family, enjoying a special tour, or got a sharp haircut, each of those experiences is better if we come away with a lasting impression of genuine care. In exceptional cases, we share our experiences with others. That basic concept is what built our reputation and our Company. We work hard to earn the kind words and recommendations of our customers. We always will.
“Thank you folks at Pacific Tugboat Service for your help before and during Phase 1. your company expertise and knowledge of the Navy system and the personalities involved enables us to successfully complete a difficult test which had never been tried before under these circumstances. Everyone was most professional and helpful, even in pouring rain.”
Senior Program Manager
CAPTAIN JAMES L. MIXON
“During Operation Pacific Horizons, the Pacific Tug team assigned to the USNS DAHL was part of the impression given out of not just the Navy but also the Marine Corps, Military Sealift Command and the Vessel during a variety of tours given to various VIP’s. Your crews stepped up and did what was needed for us to succeed…the deck crew was professional and the drivers never scratched the paint. The positive impact they had on several visiting command’s perception of events was priceless as the entire boat team was outstanding…”
The Crew displayed exemplary competence in their duties and were always aware that we were in the care of consummate professionals. Even in an unfamiliar environment we never ha concerns regarding our safety or for the condition of our assets, whether we were dockside or at sea. Moreover, there was never a moment that we didn’t feel like guests instead of customers…”
Captain Harry Bolton
“In many years of travelling to different ports around the world, we have have used countless numbers of launches to ferry the crews and military personnel to and from the ship. The launch service provided by Pacific Tugboat Service was the best, most professional service we have ever encountered.
The Captains and crew provided first class service from start to finish. They went far beyond the norm when it came to handling passengers, crew and military personnel changes, baggage, stores and trash. They safely and expeditiously made many heavy lifts with the crane wire change outs and engine room parts and spares. The Captains were very skilled in handling the launch and the crews were very conscious of safely handling passengers. Given the amount of passengers and lifts, they always maintained their schedule, which is really quite remarkable.
The launch boat performed flawlessly. The launch was in fantastic material condition. It has been essentially rebuilt inside and out…the crane saved us tens of thousands of dollars… The trash removal was always handled quickly and efficiently. Big kudos to for this less than glamorous task.
From myself and the crew of the Lopez, please extend a big thank you and well done.”
“Appreciation from Travis Saam of NASSCO for our work on the discharge of the M/V Melbourne Spirit. PTS provided tug service and barge rental to support the offloading and delivery of hatch covers and lashing bridges for a ship being constructed at NASSCO.”
Pacific Dredging did a terrific job dredging our 47 boat slip Portofino Cove Marina in Huntington Beach California. They were professional and efficient. The crew kept our docks clean and damage free during the one month dredging project. They came in on budget and on time. Highly recommend Pacific Dredging.
Portofino Yacht HOA President
Santa Barbara Harbor Commission
…”Due to your leadership and your company’s professionalism, Santa Barbara Harbor remains open to vessels ranging from U.S. Coast Guard cutters to deep-draft sailboats, tour boats, commercial fishing boats and more, all of which support our working harbor and local economy. We look forward to sharing what we learned on the tour with our Harbor Commission colleagues and interested members of the public.”
BETSY A. CRAMER, MERIT McCREA, and JOHN STEDMAN
Santa Barbara Harbor Commission
CAPTAIN D.B. KEMP
“I would like to take this opportunity to commend your employees for your assistance during the recovery of the downed F/A-18 aircraft at Naval Air Station North Island.
From the instant your company was notified, the PTS team of Jack VanZandt, Steve Frailey, Bob Kinsella and Patrick Neal brought their significant diving and salvage expertise, as well as first-rate equipment, to bear on the recovery effort. without their timely and professional assistance, the task would have been long, arduous and fraught with difficulty.
Again, thanks to your entire team for their efforts in the recovery of this valuable asset. i wish pacific Tugboat Service all the best in the future.”
Captain, U.S. Navy
“… Congratulaions! You have received an overall satisfactory performance on your recent completion of the USS Thach… Once again, congratulations on a job well done!”
Manager Repair Purchasing
CDR B.B. Terry Sends
“Thank you for the outstanding support provided during midshipman operations 2012…The professionalism, seamanship, and marine services provided by the captain and crew of Craig G were superb. The Craig G team safely transferred over 276 midshipman on and off Alabama and transported over 100 Alabama crew members to to San Clemente Island (SCI for the rare opportunity to have some liberty ashore…Additionally, Craig G’s logistical support in provided parts and food as well as willingness to receive ship’s refuse directly contributed to crew morale…”
CDR B.B. Terry Sends
“Thank you for your time and support during the Port of San Diego’s Working Waterfront Weekend. Thanks to everyone’s coordination and hard work, the Port community was successful in celebrating the business and workers of the maritime trade and industrial enterprises on San Diego Bay…The segment that you were interviewed in for KUSI’s broadcasting was both engaging and informative…We deeply appreciate your contribution and look forward to other opportunities to work with you to engage the community!”
President/CEO, Port of San Diego
LCDR Jeff Yackeren
“…I have to tell you, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen an organization like yours that is so committed to the coordination it takes to make these types of operations successful. I’m truly impressed with the flexibility and reliability that your staff bring…”
LCDR Jeff Yackeren
Shell Boat of the Week
“…As Partners in Safety with Shell, your crews have demonstrated your willingness and enthusiasm (safety is not Silent) to embrace all the Crowley Management Systems, and Shell HSSE/Operational Procedures. You have implemented these into your daily activities demonstrating that you do indeed operate exceptionally well…”
Manager, Project Operations
USS O’Kane SLAD Repair and Testing
“The tenacity you demonstrated in completing the O’Kane SLAD work is noteworthy and greatly appreciated. Troubleshooting a system while trying to get the ship underway generally lends itself to chaos. This one was no different. Planes changed by the hour and sometimes by the minute, but thanks to your determination and dedication to task the USS O’Kane is able to put out to sea.”